The Newburyport MA Yankee Homecoming Market Square Day Craft Fair was a joy to behold on this spectacular summer day in this beautiful city by the water. This shot says it all; blue sky and blue water, boats, brick walkways and exquisite detail to decorating and landscaping.
Throughout the day as well as when I left, there was a lot going on besides the craft show. Races and music to mention a few, but hustling and bustling everywhere although in a vacationing kind of mindset. This was my first time being a vendor in the city and I experienced a lot of interest in my items although not a lot of sales.
Pleasant Street was blocked off from traffic
Thanks so much Allison and Addison!
Allison and Addison were my first customers of the day. Addison tried on quite a few trying to make a decision on which she liked best and finally settled on the charming bronze-like tree embroidery of the bag she's holding.
This photo reminds me of an aspect of the surroundings that I forgot.....how colorful it is! Irina shows that in full spectrum with her outfit here as she allowed me to take her picture. She is a face painter artist. The vibrant courtyard pictures below also show off that color.
One of my neighbor vendors, New England Porch Rockers, was a great spot on this warm day to sit and rest on a comfortable rocker made beautifully by Jeanne. What a great art!
So, it is here that my focus changed a little bit in between my customers. Newburyport is obviously a pet friendly community and I suddenly thought......why not focus on the dogs? Well, I didn't realize what a big undertaking that was going to be. Nevermind all the dogs that already had passed by my booth, but I started trying to take dog pictures and my head was turning every which way...all the time! Before I begin the long line of dog pictures, I'll mention my last two pictures that I have of my customers. Nance and Scott were a great couple and they purchased one of my new items, an ebony heart with an osage orange heart inlay and also an abalone dot inlay in center. Jillian and Jayme helped Jen choose a couple of hearts to purchase.
Nance and Scott were so nice and a great couple. Thanks!
Jillian, Jen and Jayme allowed me to take this group picture. Thanks guys!
So now this turns into a Dog Blog!!
There were dogs meeting dogs.
There were golden retrievers and black labs. I couldn't get all the dogs' names yesterday, but this black lab was Pepper, a tremendously loving and docile pet his owner told me.
There were small dogs..............and BIG dogs! Gooch is a mastif and those legs of the owners aren't as small and skinny as they look standing next to him. All I kept saying was Oh My God! and He's huge!
These two small guys were friends.
Did this dog know I was taking his picture?
There were also some rescue dogs, Stanley to the right and Gracie and Austin below.
It was a very hot day and smart owners made sure to give water.
Boy, I had my work cut out for me when I decided to photograph the dogs, but they all are lucky dogs because their owners love them and bring them everywhere they can. It was such a great environment, full of families and friends and animals, and all welcome with open arms.